Bess Myerson as Miss America in 1945
Bess Myerson become the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America
pageant shortly after World War II along with a first ever pageant award
of $5,000 scholarship.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Myerson enjoyed a successful TV
career as a game show panelist, actress, and commercial pitchwoman
for many popular products.
Bess Myerson turned 89 on July 16th